Muslims in Gujarat

L. K. Advani on his blog mentions that Muslims in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat are in far better situation compared to other states of Gujarat. He sites the finding of the Sachar committee report to support his this claim. Well, I read report’s findings & figures put up on his blog and statistically one can agree with what Mr. Advani has to say. I don’t read much into these figure as figures sometimes may be misleading and don’t portray true picture. But by saying that I don’t want to take away credit from Mr. Modi. One thing which I really appreciate is during Mr. Modi’s rule poor & common man has not lost single day’s wage because of the communal riots, curfews & tense situations. In Congress raj, every now & then poor people suffered because of the riots and can not go out to earn their rozi roti. I definitely see this as an achievement of Mr. Modi.

I read about this on DeshGujarat. On this post, I also read the comment of one of the Muslim guy. He had put up some suggestion on what Mr. Modi’s government should do in his comment point wise and after reading that I also put up my thoughts in form of comment to his points. Following is what I commented point wise :

Instructing Police to be cordial to Muslims especially Muslim institutions which should not be harrassed on mere suspicion without evidences.

    Why police should give free hand to Muslim organisation? Don’t you think many times RSS or other Hindu sangathans are also victimised? So your belief that only Muslim organisations are being targeted is incorrect.

Instructing Intelligence Agencies to shed off their pre-conceived notions that all Islamic organisations stand for terror.

It’s bitter fact that not all Muslims are terrorist but all terrorists are Muslims. It’s very bitter thing to accept but it’s truth also. Many bombers/terrorists are very innocent but their real innocence comes out only when they attempt for terror acts. Recent example is the Pakistani born US citizen who did the failed attempt to do bomb blast in New York. None of his neighbors even doubted his conduct but in the end he did something really insane. By doing all these Muslims only harming to the Muslims world over. If Muslims continue doing such things who is going to allow them to rent the house, give job, etc. And after doing all this Muslims cry about discrimination? Is this fair? In India, Muslims are treated in utmost fair manner but still they are not happy n taking the path of violence than only allah can save Islam and Muslims.

Framing rules to allow Muslims to purchase properties in any given area from any developers

Now you are asking for reservation even in real estate sector. It’s really sad that politicians of our country have made Muslims of our country so handicapped by throwing the bites of reservation at them every now & then. I stay in Singapore and here housing sector is by and large controlled by government i.e. 75% of the houses here are built and managed by government and rest 25% is open for private players. In government controlled estates, they do have quotas for each race but in private sector they don’t enforce such thing. But still people of different races have formed the packets by buying and stay together in private properties. So it’s human tendency to stay with the people of the same race. Also, forcing such things may work in Singapore because larger part of the real estate market is controlled by government while in India, exactly opposite scenario is there. So I think forcing private players to give reservation in property is not fair. Pls come out of the reservation mentality.

Also, in this point I would like to mention one more thing. When Muslims want to stay within community, they should learn to respect the sensitivities of other races and religions. I remember when I was in Mumbai and staying in Borivali, we had few Muslim houses in our near by locality. We also had jain temple near by. On the day of Bakri id, despite of requesting them, Muslims were butchering the goat in front of temple gates. Do you think it was absolutely required? Why you don’t respect the sensitivities of other religions? This is also one of the reason why Hindu societies doesn’t allow Muslims. If I talk about Singapore, here government doesn’t allow butchering the goat in open on ids. Govt. allows sacrifice of goat only in mosque and then all have to take mutton from the mosque only. As Indian citizen we have fundamental right of liberty and freedom of expression but while exercising these rights one must realise that he/she should be sensitive enough to others.

Instruct various ministries to encourage Muslim groups to build institutins like Schools, Colleges, Hospitals and not create obstacles in doing so

Why government should encourage only Muslim schools and institute. Government has just one race to take care? You have your own system in forms of Madresas. Why don’t you try to strengthen this traditional system rather then developing parallel system. Try to remove radical elements out of it and strengthen the system and encourage the well being of the communities rather than breeding anti social elements.

Include Muslims in formulating developmental policies

If you want Muslims say in formulating policies then ask people from your community to take part in democratic process and get elected and take part in formulating policies. Join mainstream and contribute in positive way rather than relying on government to do it for you. Be a good to society and they will definitely take care of you.

Curb extreme and fascist movements for the larger interest of the society

curbing extremist from society has to be done by Muslims only. When government takes some harsh steps to curb extremist, Muslim organisations only start shouting. Your strengthen the grass root system in such a way that radical elements can not brain wash the youth easily. Government can only play a supportive role into this I think.

 

While I put this on blog, one thing I need to clarify is I don’t have anything personal against this guy or against Muslim community. I had and even in today’s date I have some Muslim friends who have been very gentle and nice. I am writing this only to express my view points on some of the misunderstanding most of the Muslims have in their minds. I’m firmly against the populist and minority appeasement policies of government and when I talk about minority it’s not only Muslims but any minority community.

P.S.

I don’t know how ethical it is to throw upon someone’s comment from other blog on my blog. But I’m doing this as I think I’m not harming interest of any one, I’m not trying to violate any one’s privacy and I’m not humiliating / bringing disrespect to any human being or race in general. However, if someone has objection, pls revert by putting comment.

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26/11 – A year on

It’s exactly a year on since India witnessed it’s bloodiest terror attack in the heart of India’s financial capital, city of Mumbai. As a spirited Indian and ex Mumbaikar,  my heart goes out for those who lost their lives in the attack. Mumbai saw some emotional remembering and memorial services today. I also kept myself in isolation for few minutes and prayed for the victims and better tomorrow for fellow Indians.

But year on, i was just thinking what was good / bad things emerged out of the Mumbai siege. Well here it is :

Good things that emerged :

1) 26/11 gave a very rude shock to the authority who had taken a very laid back kind of approach towards the terrorism.

2) When rich and influential people of nation were hit, emotions ran high and it united the whole Mumbai (no matter for short time only). The show of strength by aam aadmi at the Gateway of India was indeed a very strong reaction.

3) Thick skinned CM and Home minister had to see the door thanks to the anger of the people and had to resign.

4) During the whole episode, Indian government didn’t blink and didn’t negotiate with the terrorist even though international community might have pressurized. I appreciate the toughness shown by Indian government.

5) After the siege, Authorities went into the huddle and formed the Force 1 to protect the Mumbai. Today, Force 1 even paraded in the streets of Mumbai in a show of strength and send a strong message to enemies that we are prepared. At least this should give aam aadmi some what confidence about their safety and well being.

Bad/Ugly things that emerged :

1) Even though we have full knowledge about the conspirators behind the attack and have fool proof evidences still we haven’t managed to get a single prosecution so far. We keep begging at the doorsteps of western countries to pressurize our beloved neighbour to take legal action against conspirators. This is the last thing sovereign nation like India should do.

2) Still we are hoping that sense will prevail with our beloved neighbour Pakistan and we keep holding peace talks with them. It’s rubbish and sheer waste of time and resources.

3) The lone live captured terrorist Ajmal aamer kasab, is still relishing biryani every day in the jail and every day Indian authority is spending lakhs of rupees to protect that bloody. I don’t understand what prevents government in setting up a fast track court to conclude the case and serve justice to that insane, inhuman fellow. (According to me. the best justice that can be done to kasab is, he should be brought into the public and relatives of the victims who lost their lives in the attack should be allowed to stone him to death. Even after stoning him, he doesn’t die than he should be hanged in public. And yes, there can’t be any appropriate moment to do this other than today.)

4) The people who were villains a year ago are back as hero again. Vilasrao dekshmukh has been honoured with the cabinet rank minister at centre. While, that insane fellow, R R Patil, is back as home minister. Well, this is the worst thing about the democracy, I feel. Most amusing thing for me is no one is opposing such moves like nothing has happened in past.

5) Still no strong actions has been taken to strengthen the intelligence network. We always have information that attack can takes place but no concrete information when and where the strike will occur. Recent arrest of Headley and Rana in USA, shows the failure of our system.

 

So these are just my thoughts. Before, I put an end to this post, I would like to salute those brave hearts who fought the terrorists in best of their capacities and even sacrificed their lives for the safety of fellow Indians. Just want to say one thing to those brave hearts, we Indians owe lot to you.

Finally, VANDE MATARTAM. Jai Hind.

 

P.S. : Some of the posts written by me related to mumbai terror attack

https://krunalc.wordpress.com/2008/11/29/સરદારજી-હવે-તો-જાગો/

https://krunalc.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/હલ્લા-બોલ/ 

https://krunalc.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/moshe/ 

https://krunalc.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/terror-in-mumbai/

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